Test Catalog

Test ID: CLFA    
Cryptococcus Antigen Screen with Titer, Spinal Fluid

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Aiding in the diagnosis of cryptococcosis


This test should not be performed as a screening procedure for the general population.


This test should not be used as a test of cure or to guide treatment decisions.

Reflex Tests Lists tests that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial tests.

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
CLFATCryptococcus Ag Titer, LFA, CSFYesNo

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

If result is positive, Cryptococcus titer will be performed at an additional charge.


See Meningitis/Encephalitis Panel Algorithm in Special Instructions.

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Lateral Flow Assay (LFA)

NY State Available Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

Cryptococcus Ag Screen w/Titer, CSF

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Cryptococcus Ag Screen, CSF
Cryptococcus gattii
Cryptococcus neoformans
Fungal Serology